Del Monte, a Cali-based food production company, has genetically modified the shit out of a regular pineapple to give it a delicate, light pink hue.
"Scientists make targeted changes to a plant's genetic makeup to give the plant a new desirable trait," a representative for the FDA toldNBC News.
For all intents and purposes, the pink pineapples simply exist for aesthetics. But, the FDA has said they are totally safe for consumption -- though there's no word yet on exactly when we will be able to dig into these pineapples, or put them around the rims of tastefully massive glasses of rosé.
101 Dishes That Changed America: Junk Food Edition
In this life, it's important to figure out what matters to you. That may be money, or art, or that weird zoing noise springy doorstops make when you flick them -- whatever. You just have to know what you want. For one exceedingly chill centenarian, that's Taco Bell.
Her name is Ruth Parker, she's called Miss Ruth, she is 101 years-old, and she just celebrated her birthday with a trip to the chamber of ground meat and shredded cheese. And for this, we salute her.
Miss Ruth lives in Carbondale, Illinois, and this isn't the first birthday she's celebrated at T Bell. In fact, KFVS reports that she's been coming to that particular Taco Bell every Tuesday and Friday for around 18 years.
From Los Angeles to San Diego: Every Pit Stop You Need To Make Along The Way
With zero humidity and palm trees in the rearview mirror, cruising down the Pacific coast to San Diego from Los Angeles is summer. Of course, LA traffic can make it less cruiseworthy and more bumper-to-bumper. But with authentic taquerias, whale watching, and iconic surf breaks, there’s a quintessential SoCal pit stop just about every mile of the ride to distract you. Here’s seven summer getaways you can easily hit on the way to San Diego -- just don’t forget the sunscreen and a swimsuit.
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Burger King Tweeted Something Super Weird & People Are Kind of Concerned
For a moment on Tuesday, Twitter was normal. It was still a fast-paced and volatile echo-chamber brimming with misinformation and inscrutable hashtags, but at least it was familiar. Then Burger King decided to mess everything up by tweeting what was presumably a typo.